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Job: Bicycle Mechanic – Community Cycling Center

Posted by on March 24th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Job Title
Bicycle Mechanic

Company/Organization
Community Cycling Center

Job Description
About the Community Cycling Center

We believe that the bicycle is a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change. The Community Cycling Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that broadens access to bicycling and its benefits. The Community Cycling Center is an energetic workplace with a collaborative style. Visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org for more information about us.

General Position Summary:

The Bicycle Mechanic is responsible for supporting the mission of the Community Cycling Center. This includes assessing, repairing, and refurbishing bicycles, assisting customers with choosing parts and accessories, and supporting our programs team. Under the supervision of the shop management team, the Bicycle Mechanic will work to consistently and efficiently deliver on the demands presented by our customers and programming efforts. This position will require technical proficiency in bicycle assessment and repair procedures, attention to detail, the ability to multitask, and to act as an ambassador for the Community Cycling Center.

Essential Job Functions/Major Responsibilities:

Assess bicycles of various quality and condition and estimate repairs needed
Communicate customer expectations, timeline, necessary repairs, cost estimate, mechanical considerations, and clear and thorough service writing
Efficiently repair customer’s bicycles to established standards of quality and speed
Rebuild donated bicycles in varying condition to established standards of quality for programs and sale
Educate customers about the operation and maintenance of bicycles, including the purchase of bikes, parts, and accessories
Assist customers in a retail setting, answer shop phone, operate cloud based POS system, and work with inventory team to maintain stock of parts and accessories
Cooperatively maintain a safe, clean, and organized work space
Work cooperatively to meet the goals set forth by the shop management team
Support fundraising efforts on the sales and communicate our programmatic efforts and mission to the public. It’s a part of every employee’s job to support fundraising activities

General Qualifications:

5 years experience working in a high volume bike shop
Familiarity with era and brand compatibilities
Exemplary time management and problem solving skills
Ability to maintain focus to meet production and service goals as outlined by shop management team
Willingness to accept guidance and feedback related to job duties
Ability to physically complete job duties including lifting up to 50lbs*
Effective written and verbal communication
Ability to work in a collaborative environment
Commitment to and respect for equity, sustainability, and diversity and belief in our non-profit business model

*Reasonable accommodation can be made for those living with disabilities.

Additional Desired Skill:

Ideal candidate would also have knowledge and experience with bicycle fitting
Ideal candidate would be bilingual in Spanish and English

Pay rate: Competitive bike mechanic rate

Term: Permanent

Schedule: Full Time (32-40hrs/wk, depending on season), 5 days per week including weekends.

Benefits:

Kaiser health insurance
The Principal (dental, LTD, AD&D, VSP vision, life, employee assistance program (EAP), travel coverage, and will prep)
PTO (prorated for first year from date of hire; eligible to use following 90 days)
Sick time (begins accruing from 1st day; eligible to use following 90 days)
Used Parts Allowance, and generous discount on new parts
Participation in organization 401(k) plan (see personnel guidelines for details)

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and (3) references to:
Hiring Committee
RE: Bicycle Mechanic
Jobs@communitycyclingcenter.org

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